The British fashion group said it will develop a joint programme of activity for students across STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) other business-related subjects such as marketing and finance.
Arcadia has opened a warehouse just for Topshop and Topman products, intensifying chatter around its intentions towards those and its other brands, but intended to support its Topshop wholesale ops, the company said.
Shop Direct has released good full-year results on one level, but not so impressive on another. Its Very operation has outperformed, but Littlewoods has struggled and the group as a whole remains loss-making.
Shop Direct, Next and Varner and non-governmental NGO Save said the first phase of a project to improve employment conditions for young women in South India’s fabric mills has engaged almost 9,500 people.
Arcadia has filed a new set of accounts at Companies House and it gives an insight into how bad trading has been at the business, with a swing to a loss last year. But it's talking up its growth focus for the future.